Registered sex offender jailed over new allegations of child sex crimes
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – A Wichita Falls man registered as a lifetime sex offender for having sex with his 13-year-old stepdaughter in 1996 has been arrested on new charges of sex crimes against a 5-year-old child .
William Mark Crump, 61, is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child by exposure.
His obligations total $350,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, authorities learned of the alleged assault on January 25 after the 7-year-old victim told her siblings that Crump “touched my private parts with his private parts.”
The alleged incident occurred between October 1 and December 31, 2020 when Crump was babysitting the victim with his siblings at his residence in Wichita Falls.
The victim’s father told police that his job required him to be on call and that he had only dropped off his children with Crump once or twice.
During a forensic interview, the victim told police while in Crump’s trailer that Crump slept the other children in the living room and made the victim sleep with him in his bed .
The victim told police that Crump was stark naked watching what she described as “TV with naked people on it kissing.” The victim said Crump told him to take off all his clothes.
The victim told the forensic investigator that Crump then assaulted her. She told the interviewer that Crump “did some weird stuff with me.” The victim said she cried after the incident and was told by Crump not to tell anyone or he would spank her.
Police learned that Crump had been a registered sex offender since March 1997.
Crump was charged with first-degree statutory rape, criminal incest and indecent liberty with a minor in North Carolina for having sex with his then 13-year-old stepdaughter in October 1996.
Crump was convicted of attempted first degree statutory rape, served seven years in prison and had to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Crump was also charged with sexual assault in Wichita Falls in 2008, but was later acquitted.